2019 Top Grocery Carriers

2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Grocery Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 McLane Grocery 1,905
2 Albertsons 1,420
3 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,355
4 Ahold Delhaize Group 1,052
5 Kroger Co. 867
6 Publix Super Markets 625
7 H-E-B Grocery Co. 530
8 SpartanNash 525
9 C & S Wholesale Grocers 490
10 Bozzuto's Inc. 251
11 Unified Grocers 245
12 Meijer Inc. 240
13 Hy-Vee Inc. 237
14 Wegmans Food Markets 174
15 Save Mart Supermarkets 115
16 Willow Run Foods 88
17 Smart & Final 81
18 Schnuck Markets 69
19 Golub Corp./Price Chopper 68
20 U R M Stores 60
21 The Grocery Supply Co. 55
22 Tops Friendly Markets 50
23 Brookshire Brothers 45
24 Amazon/Whole Foods 24
25 Eastland Food Corp. 16
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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Estes Signs On DDC Intelligence for Bills of Lading

Estes logo on truck door

Estes Express Lines, a privately owned freight transportation carrier, added to its existing billing program with DDC FPO by migrating its bill of lading volume to the provider’s machine-learning, Software-as-a-Service program, DDC Intelligence, Estes said in a Sept. 23 news release.

September 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Will Hire 55,000 for Holiday Season

FedEx trailers

FedEx Corp. will hire 55,000 additional workers for the holiday season, the parcel delivery company announced Sept. 20.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019
Business, Top 100

UPS Announces New Uniforms for Drivers

New UPS uniforms

For nearly 100 years drivers at UPS Inc. have been known around the world by their brown uniforms. Now comes a newly designed uniform, and, yes, the iconic brown remains.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Tech Startups Cite Progress on Path to Self-Driving Trucks

Kodiak Robotics truck on highway

Over the past year, startups working to commercialize highly auto­mated heavy-duty trucks competed for more capital and engineers, and each pushed deeper into systems development.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 20, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Shipments Swell in Amazon Era

UPS and FedEx trucks

A $20 billion investment spree detailed by UPS CEO David Abney last year, a plan that initially rattled Wall Street, is bearing fruit. Profit margins are improving even as 112-year-old Big Brown copes with swelling volume from voracious online shoppers, who are typically less lucrative to serve...

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 19, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Announces 2020 Rate Increases

FedEx will raise rates in January of 2020

FedEx Corp. said on Sept. 16 that its customers will see shipping rate increases and surcharges effective Jan. 6, 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 16, 2019
Business, Top 100

PGT Trucking Makes Changes to Leadership Roles

PGT truck on highway

PGT Trucking Inc. announced changes to executive leadership in a Sept. 12 news release.

September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Top 100

UPS to Pay $8.4 Million to Settle Claim of Overcharging Government

UPS logo on truck

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says United Parcel Service Inc. must pay $8.4 million to settle allegations that the company was overcharging the federal government for package deliveries.

September 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

A. Duie Pyle Gets Temporary Location During Construction

A. Duie Pyle truck

Demand for services has prompted A. Duie Pyle to lease space while its permanent center is being built nearby.

Shawn Hardy | The Record Herald, (Waynesboro, Pa.)
September 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Names Drivers for Regional Run on Less Showcase

NACFE Executive Director Mike Roeth

Ten regional-haul drivers, whose experience ranges from one year to 42 years, will participate in the Regional Run on Less fuel efficiency roadshow from Oct. 7 through Oct. 25, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced Sept. 10.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2019

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